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Confirmed: Matt Wells Accepts HC Duties at Texas Tech

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Texas Tech announced it via their twitter account.

NCAA Football: Utah State at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah State football team will be searching for a new Head Coach, as Matt Wells is reportedly on his way to Lubbock to lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Reported by both Carlos Silva Jr. and Don Williams of lubbockonline.com.

UPDATE: Texas Tech has officially announced the hiring:

After a 10-2 regular season, a campaign in which Wells’ Aggies found themselves ranked third in the nation in points per game behind only Oklahoma and Alabama, the head man rightfully found his name mixed in with many head coaching vacancy rumors.

Wells had a solid tenure at his alma mater. His career record as Head Coach was 44-34, including two 10-win seasons in 2014 and 2018. His Aggies squad made it to a bowl game in all but one year with him at the helm (2016). Utah State went 2-2 in those four bowls, with the outcome of the fifth to be determined (though it has yet to be determined if he will be with the team for their bowl.)

Wells was an assistant and eventual Offensive Coordinator under Head Coach Gary Anderson. When Anderson left for the Wisconsin job, Wells took the reins.

So now the most important factor to keep an eye on is this: what happens with Offensive Coordinator David Yost?

While Wells was the face of the coaching staff and leader of the program, Yost is the main man behind Utah State’s dynamic offense. An offense that, as mentioned earlier, was third in scoring behind perennial CFP contenders. USU was also 18th in the country in passing yards per game.

So what happens to his critically important presence on the sideline?

  • Does he stay with Utah State as Offensive Coordinator?
  • Does he join Wells at Texas Tech?
  • Does Utah State offer him the HC vacancy?

This will be an interesting situation to follow.

What are your thoughts? What’s your best memory of Well’s tenure in Logan? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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